It's a press release twofer! Mythic Entertainment has announced that Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning has gone gold, with the game shipping to stores in time for servers to go live on September 18th, and the gold farmers are ready for it! "Internet gaming service" SwagVault has announced that they'll be giving away 50 beta keys for the game via randomly selected email entries received between now and September 5th, giving players a chance to experience the game for themselves before deciding to buy. They'll also be giving out beta access to folks whose order numbers contain the number sequence 8907, which coincides with the open beta date of September 7th, 2008.
So how exactly does a gold seller wind up with 50 beta keys for an MMO from Mythic Entertainment, a company that has gone after such enterprises legally in the past and won? I'm going to go ahead an assume they used bots.
EA and Mythic Entertainment Announce That Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Has Gone Gold
Award-Winning Fantasy MMORPG Marches Toward Sept. 18th Launch
FAIRFAX, Va.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—GET READY FOR THE WORLDWIDE WAAAGH! Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Mythic Entertainment today announced that the highly-anticipated MMORPG, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning™ (WAR), has gone gold and will open its servers on September 18, 2008 at an MSRP of $49.99 in North America.
"We've done our best to create the next great MMORPG experience, but it's the fans that will bring our world to life," said Mark Jacobs, vice president at EA and general manager of Mythic Entertainment. "The Day of Reckoning approaches and it's going to be glorious! It's time to go to WAR."
Based on the popular tabletop game from Games Workshop, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is an epic fantasy MMORPG featuring innovative Realm vs. Realm™ game play that pits the forces of Order and Destruction against one another on the battlefield to determine the fate of nations.
Awarded "Best Online Game" at the recent Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, "Best PC Game" of E3 by G4's X-Play and "Best MMO" of E3 by IGN, WAR has been well-received by critics and by the gaming community as an accessible and engaging MMO title. Tens of thousands of players have already joined the battle in the closed beta, and soon the time will be at hand for players the world over to pledge their allegiance to the armies of WAR.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is scheduled to launch simultaneously in North America, Europe, and Oceania on September 18, 2008. Available for PC, WAR is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB. For more information, visit http://www.warhammeronline.com/.
Swagvault Warhammer Online Beta Access Key Give-Away Event
Great news for fans of Warhammer Online: SwagVault.com is giving away Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning Beta Access Keys. The event will be held from now till September 5, 2008
It's very easy to join! Players only need to send an E-mail to Guildsales[at] swagvault.com, and 50 winners by randomly draw amongst all applications.
In addition, during this event, customers whose Order ID contains the number sequences 8907 (Electronic Arts has announced that the open beta date is September 7, 2008), SwagVault will E-mail one Age of Reckoning Beta Access key code to him/her upon receiving his/her application. Therefore, please provide the Order ID in your E-mail.
Winners will be announced on Sep. 5, and Age of Reckoning Beta Access Key Codes will be sent via E-mail instantly.
Please visit http://www.swagvault.com/news.php?news_id=352 for more details.
Grasp the great opportunity to experience the venturesome and exciting journey in Warhammer game now!